Ayers Family of Allen County, Taken August 10, 1905

Naomi Spencer, 989 Spears Road, Scottsville, KY 42164, shares this photo of the Ayers family of Allen County, Kentucky, taken on August 10, 1905. They were celebrating Smith Ayers' 56th birthday. Front row, l-r: Robert Lee Ayers, Earl Buchanan, Smith Ayers, Flossie Willoughby Brewer, Donnie Read Ayers, Florabel Buchanan Smith, and John Buchanan. Standing in back, l-r: Minnie A. Willoughby Richards, John Ayers, and Allie Ayers Buchanan. Donnie Ayers is wearing a brooch, which her father, George Dudley Read, sent his wife, Frances Read, when he was in the Civil War. He was a First Lieutenant, Company B in the Union Army. He had his picture made and placed in the brooch. The brooch is now in the possession of Naomi Buchanan Spencer, George Read's great-granddaughter.